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Summer 2015 will be busy time for Camp Shelby

Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's adjutant general, speaks during Military Retiree Day at Camp Shelby last Thursday. Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's adjutant general, speaks during Military Retiree Day at Camp Shelby last Thursday.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Summer 2015 will be another busy time for annual training at Camp Shelby.  National Guard officials say more than 20,000 soldiers from several surrounding states will conduct their required summer training at the post. 

And all tolled, officials say more than 80,000 troops will train at Shelby this year. 

Some of those will be from other countries, according to Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's adjutant general.       

"I was (at Camp Shelby) a couple of weeks ago where I spent the morning with members of the Chilean army and I spent the afternoon with members of the Uzbekistan army," said Collins, who spoke last week during Military Retiree Day at Camp Shelby. "So, we call ourselves a joint forces training center, we may be an international training center, because we're training folks from everywhere," he said.  

Collins said recently both Army and Navy special operations forces have trained at Camp Shelby. 

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